Lasell takes action against COVID-19 Reply

By Casey DiBari and Madison Raffone – Opinion Editor & Copy Editor

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Photos by: Avery Stankus

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Signs along the highway encouraging social distancing to stop the spread.

On March 12, President Michael Alexander announced via email Lasell University has taken action against COVID- 19. All undergraduate classes will be moved online for the remainder of the semester, while a few residence halls and dining facilities will remain open.

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Campus events shift due to COVID-19 Reply

By Katie PetersArts Editor

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Cailin Flannery’s (’19) Senior Collection, modeled by undergraduate students during the annual Senior Collections Show in DeWitt last spring. Photo by Avery Stankus.

A slew of events and ceremonies have been postponed or canceled due to COVID-19 to practice social distancing and ensure the health of the Lasell community. However, there are still things to look forward to virtually during this pandemic, and in-person after it subsides. Student organizations, faculty and administrators have been working and making alterations to events such as Commencement, the Senior Collections fashion show, Relay for Life and more.

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Education Professor Claudia Rinaldi speaks for diversity Reply

By Cristina Serratore – 1851 Staff

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Photo Courtesy of NECN.  Claudia Rinaldi speaking on NECN is shown with President Alexander (left) and the NECN anchor Brian Burnell (right).

Last spring, Associate Professor and Di- rector of Education Dr. Claudia Rinaldi was invited to speak about the Pathways to Teacher Diversity (PTD) program on New England Cable News’s (NECN) CEO Corner. Started in 2016, the pilot program hopes to diversify the pool of teaching candidates so it better reflects the increasingly diverse classrooms in American public schools today.

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Students & Staff Celebrate First-Year Honors at President’s BBQ – Photo Gallery Reply

By Ruth KehindeDigital Editor

President Michael Alexander hosted a barbeque for First Year Honors Students this past Tuesday, September 17 on the Arnow Campus Center Quad. All freshmen honors students and staff gathered together to be celebrated on their new endeavors of being a part of Lasell University.

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The President’s BBQ offered a variety of food choices such as burgers, chicken, mac and cheese.

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Ceremony highlights opening of Science and Technology Center Reply

By Colin Froment – News Editor 

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President Michael Alexander and SGA President James Rossano cut the ribbon at the new Science and Technology Center. Photo by Michael Bueno

President Michael Alexander cut the ribbon of the new Science and Technology Center (STC) on October 31 outside the building’s main entrance. Students and staff were able to witness the ceremonial ribbon, signifying the grand opening to the community.   More…

Community debates service trip at Town Hall Reply

President Michael Alexander addresses the crowd at the Town Hall meeting. (Photo by Max Berkowitz)

President Michael Alexander addresses the crowd at the Town Hall meeting. (Photo by Max Berkowitz)

Cristobal Martinez, Levi Flood, & Christopher Cohn – 1851 Staff

President Michael Alexander led a full-capacity discussion about values and the undetermined future of the school’s service-learning trip to Uganda in the annual Town Hall meeting held earlier this month in deWitt.

“[…] You are always part of our com- munity, for the rest of your life. Whether you like it or not you’re part of our family,” said Alexender.

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